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Slideshow: The Spring 2019 All-College Seminar

Slideshow: The Spring 2019 All-College Seminar

Posted: February 13, 2019

One Friday evening each semester, groups of about 20 Thomas Aquinas College students from all classes — seniors and freshmen, sophomores and juniors — gather in classrooms across the campus for the All-College Seminar. Although separate, these groups engage in a single, common activity, namely, reading, analyzing, and discussing the same text, one that is not part of the College’s ordinary curriculum. Two members of the teaching faculty lead each of the discussions.

This semester, preparations for this semi-annual event began Friday afternoon, when students met up in the campus coffee shop to assemble pizzas for the post-seminar party:

  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party
  • Pizza-Making Party 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Seminar Pizza-Making Party

Then, that evening, students, tutors, and chaplains met in classrooms for the seminar itself. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the College’s founding and governing document, A Proposal for the Fulfillment of Catholic Liberal Education, generally referred to by students, faculty, and staff as ‘the Blue Book,’” says Dean John Goyette. “In honor of this anniversary, we selected this document as the reading for this spring’s All-College Seminar. We thought it fitting to reflect on our founders’ articulation of the nature of true Catholic liberal education.”

The discussion continued afterward at the party in St. Joseph Commons:

  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
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  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar
  • All-College Seminar Spring 2019
    Slideshow: All-College Seminar